A primary care approach to the management of arthritis

Selvandran Rangiah, Indiran Govender*, Zakariya Badat

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Arthritis is a common condition seen frequently by family practitioners, and there are many types of arthritis. Management of arthritis depends largely on the specific type of arthritis that the patient suffers from. In this article, we will provide the primary care doctor with practical information for managing arthritis, focussing on the management of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbera5089
JournalSouth African Family Practice
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Primary care doctor
  • Rheumatoid arthritis


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